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Ian Nepomniachtchi vs Gata Kamsky
World Cup (2011), Khanty-Mansiysk RUS, rd 3, Sep-04
English Opening: Symmetrical. Three Knights Variation (A34)  ·  1-0


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Sep-04-11  Jeffsteeven: Nepo can still win Kamsky. This will be very interesting
Sep-04-11  twinlark: Kamsky's a dead duck. His goose is cooked. Foully done in.
Sep-04-11  chaarl: Kamsky seems to be winning, <Jeffsteven>
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  whiteshark: Kamsky has been settled.
Sep-04-11  Refused: <chaarl: Kamsky seems to be winning, <Jeffsteven>>

You do know, Kamsky is having the black pieces, right?

Sep-04-11  hms123: <chaarl>

Really? <41...Ne7 42. Bb4>

Sep-04-11  Jeffsteeven: Nepo won. And I think Ivanchuk will win too.
Sep-04-11  laskersteinitz: <You do know, Kamsky is having the black pieces, right?> And how does he want them cooked?
Sep-04-11  tallegend: <hms123> I think the real theme in the position is 41...Nb6 42.Bb4 Nd7 43.Bd6 which forces 43...Nxb8 44.Bxc7 Nd7 45.Bc6 and the knight is trapped
Sep-05-11  hms123: <tallegend>

Thanks for the note. As both lines show, Black's pieces are all tangled up. Here's a quick (22 ply) run illustrating Black's problems:

Ian Nepomniachtchi - Gata Kamsky, World Cup 1:02:33-0:28:33 2011

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Analysis by Houdini 1.5a w32: (lines are clipped)

1. (3.60): 41...Ne7 42.Bb4 Rxb7 43.Rxb7 Nd5 44.Bd2 Kg7 45.Ke4 Be7

2. (4.18): 41...Nb6 42.Ba5 Rxb7 43.Rxb7 Nd5 44.Ke4 Be7 45.Bc7 Kg7

3. (4.18): 41...Rxb7 42.Rxb7 Ne7 43.Ke4 Nd5 44.Ba5 Be7 45.Bc7 Kg7

4. (5.67): 41...Na7 42.Ba5 Rc1 43.Bb4 Rd1+ 44.Ke4 Rb1 45.Bxf8 Kh7

5. (5.94): 41...Rxc3+ 42.Kxc3 Ne7 43.Be4 Kg7 44.Kc4 Ng8 45.d5 exd5+

(hms123, 05.09.2011)

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  Jimfromprovidence: I see another ending as well. 41...Ne7 42.Bb4 Kg7, trying to create a fortress.

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White wins after 43 Bb6 Rd7 44 Kc4. The king walks up the board with impunity.

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Sep-20-11  randyjohnson: Jimfromprovidence. 44Kc4!

but just for funny look at 44Ac6?? :)
in chess you can lose in one single move quite often.

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